Nicola Sturgeon has refused to sack her embattled Health Minister after Scotland’s public spending watchdog said warnings about a scandal-hit health board’s financial crisis were not taken “seriously.” The First Minister said she would continue to support Shona Robison despite Caroline Gardner, the Auditor General for Scotland, stating there was...
Ministers will use a crunch vote brought forward by senior Remain-backing MPs next week to gauge the scale of a future Brexit rebellion on keeping the UK in the customs union. Four Tories who chair influential parliamentary committees are among a group of prominent MPs who are set to...
Iceland's prime minister may have become an unwitting bystander in the escape of one of the country's most notorious criminal suspects after it was claimed she took the same flight as the mastermind behind a $2 million Bitcoin theft.  Katrin Jakobsdottir was among leaders who travelled to Stockholm on Tuesday for a Nordic summit with...
Which was shame, as Anderson has incredible presence. He appeared on stage during opener My Sunday Feeling, flute raised, and he twisted and leapt like a pixie interrupted in a wooded glade. Anderson is 71 in August. He was soon pulling The Pose. Initially, it was impossible not to be...
Nicola Sturgeon has insisted the SNP has shown “complete transparency” over its dealings with Cambridge Analytica as she and her husband refused to disclose further details of their talks. The First Minister said her party had ended discussions with the firm at the centre of the data harvesting scandal...
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 New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has called for tougher scrutiny of cryptocurrency markets, claiming investors are not given the "basic facts" to assess whether to use trading platforms. Mr Schneiderman said he was launching a fact-finding inquiry, which will analyse the policies and practices of 13 platforms where digital currencies are traded. His...
Ministers are bracing themselves for their first defeats in the House of Lords on legislation which will take Britain out of the European Union. Peers are expected to vote for an amendment to the European Union Withdrawal Bill to force ministers to set how they might keep Britain in...
Barclays is weighing a move into cryptocrurency trading, potentially pitting it against US rival Goldman Sachs in the fast-emerging field. The British bank has sounded out potential clients about setting up a cryptocurrency trading desk, in what would be a first for a European investment bank. The scoping work is understood...
Half cynical farce, half bleak tragedy, Shostakovich’s second opera has a schizoid quality that should leave audiences feeling disorientated. Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk is the work of a youthful genius in a state of tumultuous emotional confusion, passionate and enraged but already frustrated and constricted by the Soviet system...